blog posts5 interesting facts from Illinois Homecoming historyOct 10, 2018 8:15 am1426 views There was only one year when Illinois Homecoming was canceled. Why?Campus honored for fundraising excellenceJun 12, 2019 8:30 am1392 views Illinois has been named a recipient of the 2019 Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).Chancellor Jones' State of the University AddressNov 2, 2017 1:00 pm1348 views Read Chancellor Jones remarks reviewing the past year and discussing the next strategic plan being developed for the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignStudying history to shape the futureMay 27, 2015 10:45 am1320 views In the course of answering questions about the history of education, Professor James Anderson helps shape its future.Four faculty members selected for highest campus honorJan 23, 2018 8:30 am1096 views Professors Antoinette Burton, Nathan Gunn, Stephen P. Long and Jeffrey S. Moore have been selected to receive endowed chairs—the highest faculty honor. Open House weekend, March 10, 11Feb 20, 2017 11:00 am1084 views On March 10th and 11th, the campus will welcome hundreds of high school students for the renowned Engineering Open House and others.Parasailing in New Zealand, safari in South AfricaMay 31, 2016 9:00 pm1062 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student shares her experiences traveling around the world, in a wheelchair, through study abroadIllinois graduate student wins Ford FellowshipAug 20, 2015 8:30 am1036 views Vanessa Rivera-Quinones of Carolina, Puerto Rico, a second-year PhD student in Mathematics, is one of 60 students nationwide to win a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.Disability pioneer Tim Nugent nominated for Congressional Gold MedalJul 29, 2015 2:00 pm1019 views On Tuesday, July 28, U.S. Representative Rodney Davis and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk introduced a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Timothy Nugent.Illinois joins UChicago, national labs in quantum collaborationOct 18, 2018 4:15 am1003 views Quantum collaboration first step in broad partnership between Illinois and the University of ChicagoUniversity of Illinois honored at Mid-America Emmy AwardsOct 6, 2016 1:30 pm989 views The university's Big Ten Network non-athletic programming producers and its journalism students were recognized at the Mid America Regional Emmy Awards on October first.Congrats, #ILLINOIS2017May 4, 2017 10:00 am984 views In the last days before Commencement, we'll be sharing eight stories from #ILLINOIS2017 graduates about their time at Illinois -- the challenges, triumphs and places on campus they'll miss most.At Illinois, disability doesn't mean being disabledOct 14, 2015 10:15 am974 views When Illinois wheelchair athletes aren’t training, Daisy - a two year old basset hound - is on one of their treadmills.Illinois again earns a spot on the Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools listFeb 18, 2016 3:30 pm962 views The University of Illinois is the No. 7 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers, with 2,026 graduates having served since the agency was created in 1961.Podcast addict? Subscribe to these podcasts by Illinois researchers, alumniDec 8, 2017 11:45 am962 views If you’re a podcast fanatic and looking for something new to listen to, read about a few podcasts created by Illinois faculty members and researchers, produced by Illinois alumni or hosted by Illinois students and staff. Student Success Initiative aims to further improve undergrad successAug 20, 2019 11:30 am938 views As part of ongoing efforts to ensure the university is providing world-class student experiences, Illinois has launched a new effort called the Student Success Initiative.Illinois ranks in Top 25 for international students, study abroadNov 14, 2016 9:30 am877 views According to this year's "Open Doors" data, Illinois ranks No. 5 in the country for international students and No. 15 in the U.S. for numbers of students studying abroad. On the Road to Rio: Paralympic athletes prepare for qualifying trialsJun 10, 2016 9:00 am838 views Wheelchair track head coach Adam Bleakney said he predicts about 8-10 Illini will achieve marks high enough to qualify as official U.S. Paralympic competitors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer. The Paralympic trials will be held June 30 through July 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Illinois MakerLab highlighted during White House’s “Week of Making”Jun 12, 2015 8:00 am770 views The White House’s “Week of Making” (June 12 to 18) will highlight the University of Illinois MakerLab as part of MakeSchools, a higher education consortium that promotes making as an important method of learning. Illinois researchers analyze data to challenge assumptions about how we learnSep 22, 2016 9:15 am758 views Can online classes disrupt hundreds of years of traditional teaching? Researchers at Illinois’ Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) analyzed data from participants enrolled in U. of I. Coursera courses to try to answer that question and challenge assumptions about how we learn.Here are a few Illinois faculty you can learn from in (and out) of the classroomAug 17, 2015 9:45 am747 views You see them in class or in the lab, but Illinois faculty are also tweeting, podcasting, Instagramming and making YouTube videos. Let these Illinois professors, scientists, writers and musicians make your social media feed another place to learn.Many countries, one Indoor World CupApr 6, 2015 3:00 pm725 views Many campus events celebrate diversity, international doctoral student Oki Abiodun said, but the Indoor World Cup and a collective passion for soccer really brings students together.Happy birthday, Alma Mater!May 24, 2017 12:15 pm721 views In honor of her 88th birthday coinciding with the university’s sesquicentennial celebration, we’re taking a look at some of the iconic moments in Alma’s life.Engineering team seeks sponsors to fly miniature greenhouse to the moonMar 22, 2017 3:15 pm712 views Illinois freshmen Alex Darragh and Matt Steinlauf want to be the first engineering farmers to plant a seed and grow it on the moon.Chancellor's 2018 State of the University AddressNov 8, 2018 10:45 am683 views Read or watch Chancellor Robert Jones outline the current challenges and ambitious plans for the future of the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIllinois Open House Weekend, March 9 & 10Feb 21, 2018 3:30 pm663 views The University of Illinois welcomes thousands of students to campus for open house events in the College of Engineering, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, and several other campus units.Yingying’s Fund announced at press conferenceAug 19, 2019 12:30 pm624 views At a press conference at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, the family of Yingying Zhang announced the creation of Yingying’s Fund, an endowment to honor the Illinois scholar.New Deans named for College of Business, College of Law, and Graduate CollegeJul 7, 2015 2:30 pm619 views Three top academic posts for the Urbana-Champaign campus have been filled, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its July 23 meeting in Chicago.Rock on, Chimes-style: Altgeld Ringers to host 'jukebox' concert SaturdaySep 22, 2015 10:15 am603 views The Altgeld Ringers, Illinois students who perform music on the Altgeld Hall Chimes, will be hosting a concert Saturday and performing everything from the soundtrack from the video game "Zelda" to "Fly Me To The Moon." Illini Union to host Finals Nap Room on Tuesday, Dec. 15Dec 11, 2015 2:45 pm603 views The event will be held in Illini Union room 210 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.